Kilkenny’s  Richie Hogan with his 2014 GAA GPA All Star award and Hurler of the Year award at the 2014 GAA GPA All Star Awards at the Convention Centre in Dublin. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

All-Ireland finalists Kilkenny and Tipperary emerged from Friday night’s presentation of the GAA GPA All Stars, sponsored by Opel, at Dublin’s Conv(...)

Rower Inistioge star Kieran Joyce  pictured at the launch of the AIB GAA Club Championships in Dublin. “We’ve only come up from intermediate last year, and I suppose that still creates a good bit of momentum and excitement.” Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Nearly one month later and Kieran Joyce is still trying to figure out how he ended up man- of-the-match in the All- Ireland hurling final replay. Jo(...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Power: “I’d definitely rank it up there with the best, probably alongside ‘06. A lot of guys were mentioning 2011 as well after being beaten in 2010 but I suppose this year it was extra sweet because with the way last year went and being written off in a lot of places outside Kilkenny.”

Like his football counterpart Kieran Donaghy, Richie Power made his move late in the season to spring to prominence.In the case of the Kilkenny hurler(...)

Cork refereee John Sexton: “Barry is one of the best referees in the last decade and will take it on the chin.” Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cork referee John Sexton has called on GAA chiefs to take action against Kilkenny senior hurling manager Brian Cody for his criticism of Westmeath wh(...)

Brian Cody and Henry Shefflin celebrate another  All-Ireland triupmh after the victory over Tipperary at Croke Park. It was Shefflin’s tenth winner’smedal as a player and Cody’s tenth success as manager. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

It was probably instinct as much as accident that brought Paul Galvin to Nowlan Park in Kilkenny during the miserable summer in 2008, when red cards a(...)

 Kilkenny captain Lester Ryan lifts the Liam MacCarthy Cup after the All-Ireland hurling final replay win over Tipperary at Croke Park. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ken Dryden’s The Game is one of the great sports autobiographies of all time. Dryden was goalkeeper for the Montreal Canadiens, a team that dominated (...)

Ideally Brian Cody would simply apologise to Barry Kelly, let the matter go and spend the winter enjoying his unique achievement but what are the chances of that? Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

It’s now well over four years since former GAA president Christy Cooney, in what he described as “the most important launch” of his term of office, un(...)

One of the few things that Briege Corkery (above) hasn’t won is the ploughing championships,” said Daire O’Brien, at which point she commandeered a tractor. So, that’ll be next. Photograph: Alan Betson

Breathtaking. Simply breathtaking. The pride. The passion. The emotion. The crowd. The atmosphere. The colour. The leadership. The unity. The teamw(...)

Henry Shefflin with his young son Henry after Kilkenny’s final victory over Tipperary at Croke Park. The legendary Ballyhale man won a record tenth All-Ireland medal. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

They won the year at around tea-time on Saturday evening in Ireland. They won it when tables were being set in thousands of houses and the pubs wer(...)

Tipperary’s Séamus Callanan fires past Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy to score the game’s opening goal.
Croke Park Timeline

3mins: First blood to Tipperary, as Shane McGrath catches the ball on the run and strikes it perfectly between the posts at the Hill 16 end. Tipperary(...)